|Talk Nation Radio: Arun Gupta on Iraqis in California and Professor Petraeus - David Swanson|
Arun Gupta, whose writings can be found at occupyusatoday.com, discusses the lives of refugees from the U.S. war on Iraq now living in California, and the crimes of David Petraeus who has now been made a professor by the City University of New York and the University of Southern California.
Keywords: Iraqi refugees; Petraeus; Arun Gupta
|Kathy Kelly and David Smith-Ferri read from Battlefield without Borders - Dori Smith, WHUS producer|
David Smith-Ferri and Kathy Kelly of Voices for Creative Non Violence have been sharing their poetry with us. In this segment we each read a poem by David Smith-Ferri from his book, Battlefield without Borders. We hear, 'Blood at the Wrist' then, 'The Eyes of These Two Children' and finally, 'They Reach Us'. Three poems about Iraqi war victims. David Smith-Ferri's book, 'Battlefield Without Borders' is available at his web page battlefieldwithoutborders.org and 12 of the 14 dollar sale price goe...
Keywords: Iraq War Victims Fund; David Smith-Ferri; Kathy Kelly; Voices for Creative Non Violence; Iraqi refugees; Jordan; Battlefield without Borders; They Reach Us; Blood at the Wrist
|Dahr Jamail on US Mirages in Iraq and Plans for Iran - Dori Smith, WHUS producer|
In our introduction we look at the Iraqi/US plan to bring Iraqi refugees back to Iraq has some critical problems. The Maliki Government is sending buses and doing media promotions to urge Iraqis to return from Syria where they are being pressured by Damascus too. But UNHCR's warning issued in November was ignored as the return was folded into US news of Iraq War successes. We hear the UNHCR warning, then listen to George Bush's comments during a press conference 12-20-07 where he ignored a repor...
Keywords: Dahr Jamail; UNHCR; Iraqi refugees returning from Syria for walled cities in Iraq; Stephen Zunes; Turkey bombs Kurdish region in Iraq; US supports; Kurdish PKK has US support; cross border attacks against Iran
|David Smith-Ferri on Providing Direct Aid for Iraqi War Victims - Dori Smith, WHUS producer|
David Smith-Ferri reads his poem, 'If Irony were Justice' and we discuss direct aid programs to help victims of the Iraq War who have been living as refugees. They need all varieties of medical care. A boy needs facial surgery and a new prosthetic eye, a woman needs ongoing care for seizures caused by shrapnel from the bomb that killed her entire family including her baby, a man needs surgery to hopefully get out of a wheelchair, and there are various other kinds of immediate needs for medicatio...
Keywords: David Smith-Ferri; Ferry, Iraq; Jordan; refugees; Iraqi refugees; Iraq War; millions of casualties; Iraqi children need help; need surgery; need prosthetic equipment and lifesaving medicine; Iraq; direct aid for Iraq; direct aid
|Insight: Crash Fee / Voter Turnout / Organic? / "Iraq in the USA"|
Crash Fee - Some local fire departments charge non-residents who cause a car crash and need emergency assistance. Examples include Roseville, Woodland and Stockton, and Sacramento is considering it. Charging the "crash fee" can bring in revenue, but it's also controversial. Today on Insight, we'll talk with the Roseville fire marshal about it. Voter Turnout - The vote count in the June election is official and it was the second lowest in California primary history...
Keywords: Insight; Sacramento public radio; Capital Public Radio; organic foods definition; Roseville Fire Department crash fee; voter turnout; California Secretary of State; Jill LaVine; Kim Alexander; California Voter Foundation; Iraq in the USA; Iraqi refugees; Tanya Sleiman
|Troop withdrawal resolution fails in Fort Collins, Colorado - Monte Barry|
• 21 Oct 2011 - Obama announces total U.S. Troop Withdrawal from Iraq by end of 2011Peace and Reconciliation MovementIn late spring of 2007, concerned citizens in Fort Collins, Colorado were getting fed up with the Iraq War debacle. It was a catastrophe of huge proportions. Many of us found our voices being heard in our local coalition, CJPE - Center for Justice, Peace, and Environment. Many citizens across our country were also speaking out against this unjust war...
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